If we were having coffee I’d tell you that I don’t want to talk about health issues. Of course, that means I actually do kind of want to talk about them, but I don’t actually want to bore you with them. So I’ll suffice with telling you that I’m still having issues with my leg, the MRI showed that there is a bulging disc in my spine, but that’s probably just causing some of the other issues I have been dealing with and not the one we’re trying to figure out. Regardless, I’m going to do a short round of some medicine and some Physical Therapy to see if it does help and then we’ll go from there.
I would tell you I’m a bit frustrated with working with doctors offices and specialty care that seem to be open primarily from 8 to 5, Monday through Friday. When you work a Monday through Friday 8 to 5 job it becomes increasingly difficult to schedule appointments, and seeing sick-leave drain away when I know there are other things I haven’t even started scheduling that need to be dealt with is superbly frustrating. Add in a somewhat short-staffed office and it increases anxiety and stress.
But let’s stop talking about that… because while it is a bit of a headache and I’m tired of being in pain and discomfort all the time, I am trying really hard to not let it overshadow my life. There are other things going on in my life that I want to focus my energy on.
Like playing with Midnight. He’s continuing to be a cutie, demanding and kitten-like, but we’re understanding each other a bit better, and he’s so much fun to play with. He loves to chase ribbons and string, and has started to pounce and stalk his toy mice. I also harass him a bit from time to time, and he puts up with it nicely (and harasses me back by batting at me, and trying to eat my hair.
Another thing I want to put more time into is my writing. It has seriously fallen by the wayside, as I’m finding that when I get home at night I have a hard time pulling my thoughts together for much of anything (and my weekends have ended up filling with a variety of things). I have a plan though. I’m going to spend a chunk of time this weekend going through my clothes and getting rid of a lot of them that I don’t wear. Then I’m going to go through some of my other stuff with a similar eye (if I haven’t used it in a year then the chances are I’m not going to — with a few exceptions). Once I de-clutter a bit then my space won’t feel so overwhelmingly FULL and I may be able to come into it after work and feel like I can actually do things.
I’ve also been spending time on the Jamberry Independent Consultant business. It’s slow to start, since it depends a fair amount on networking with people you know and, well, a lot of the people I know who might be interested in it are already involved. It’s a challenge, but I think a good one. I’ve honestly been thinking about it in terms of helping me learn more about marketing in-case I ever decide that I want to self-publish something. Ways to network, how to network, pushing my boundaries in outreach and self-promotion… ultimately all good things.
How have you been? What’s been going on with you?
Today’s post is a part of the Weekend Coffee Share, graciously hosted by Part Time Monster every weekend. A time for us to come together, share a cup of coffee (or our beverage of choice) to share some of what is going on in our lives. It’s a lovely check-in!